Art Beat Scenes are locations where approved Visual, Performing & Culinary Artists are placed. Each Scene typically contains a performing venue and space for booths.

Street Closings: Michigan Street will be closed from Colfax to Wayne. Additionally, Washington St. will close from Woodward Ct. to St. Joseph Street, and Jefferson St. will

close from the Leighton parking garage to St. Joseph Street.

Parking: On-street parking is free throughout downtown on weekends. The Main-Colfax and Leighton Garages will offer free parking. See parking map below for more information. The City will also create a few temporary handicap parking spots on Colfax and Jefferson.

Walking Route: The Art Beat Walking Route this year has been condensed to about 3 blocks.



Free on-street parking is available on downtown streets during the weekend. Other free surface lots available include:
1. North of the Morris Performing Arts Center - #4
2. East of St. Joseph County Public Library (off of Michigan St) - #11
3. SE corner of Main & Western

The following Parking Garages will be free to the public on Saturday:
1. Main & Colfax Garage (#3)
2. Michigan & Jefferson - Leighton Garage (#6)

For more information about parking in downtown, visit

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Around Downtown South Bend

Downtown South Bend is the region’s center for the arts and entertainment. You’ll find a variety of great restaurants to choose from, with fast food to some of the area’s best fine dining and everything in between.

Entertainment and recreational venues are also plenty. With the former College Football Hall of Fame in the heart of downtown South Bend to the Morris Performing Arts Center, and The State Theater to name a few. Visit to learn more about the latest in downtown news and events.

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